An organic vanilla bean grinder rolls out to Waitrose next month.

Made by Australian vanilla extracts supplier Taylor & Colledge, it contains three whole organic vanilla beans and can be adjusted for coarse or fine grinding (rsp: £5.99).

There was a growing appetite for the ingredient, said distributor RH Amar, which claimed the grinder was the first of its kind in home baking.

The vanilla extract market has grown 17.9% year-on-year to £9m [IRI 52w/e 12 July 2012].